Join Date: May 2008
Location: Eastern Ontario,Canada
Thanks for all of the replies guys!
The bearings grenaded and locked it up. Took it apart and found the rectifier to be faulty as well as the capacitor insulation cracking apart (no doubt from excessive heat). Brushes seem fine as does the rest of the unit. So yeah, bearings, rectifier, capacitor... I figure I may as well get a complete kit while I have it apart and do it once. Local pricing for a reman unit is in the neighbourhood of $300+. Thanks for the heads up on ASP, it seems that a few on this forum don't trust their stuff. I'll check with Cdn Tire and Benson in the nearby city tomorrow (gonna be there anyway) and hope that they can help. In the meantime, I'll check out alternatorparts.com to be better informed about pricing/quality. Love this forum for the wealth of info and experiences shared! I'll post up what ends up happening with this.
1991 9C1 Caprice; very mild mods... (RIP)
1991 Caprice Classic; Stock with chrome SS wheels - given to a good home
1994 Impala SS (Normand Landry's old ride) waiting patiently
1996 9C1; mild mods, blacked out top to bottom - daily driver
"There are two great problems in the world today; an ever-growing lack of common sense, and too many warning labels. Take away all of the warning labels and the problem will work itself out..." -B